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  • Ducks upend Gamecocks, improve to 4-0

  • EUGENE, Ore. — Tony Woods scored a career-high 17 points as Oregon remained undefeated with a 67-45 victory over Jacksonville State on Monday night.
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  • EUGENE, Ore. — Tony Woods scored a career-high 17 points as Oregon remained undefeated with a 67-45 victory over Jacksonville State on Monday night.
    E.J. Singler added 11 points and Dominic Artis had 10 for the Ducks (4-0), who are off to their best start since also going 4-0 in 2007-08 — the last year they went to the NCAA tournament.
    Woods was 8 for 12 from the field and also tied his career high with five blocks.
    Chris Deanes had 10 points for the Gamecocks (3-2), who have dropped consecutive games after opening the season with three straight wins for their best start in 18 seasons. And much like their 77-58 loss to No. 18 UNLV last Saturday, this one wasn't close.
    Oregon led 37-20 at halftime. Woods had 12 points and four blocks in the first half, and Singler had all his points with three 3-pointers.
    Georgetown 78, No. 11 UCLA 70
    At New York, the crowd at the Barclays Center was keeping its eyes on the court as much as possible. The fans were all keeping an eye on Shabazz Muhammad.
    When would the heralded freshman from UCLA, who was cleared to play the NCAA just three days ago, enter a college game for the first time?
    For history's sake the 6-foot-6 lefty from Las Vegas entered the game against Georgetown with 14:12 left in the first half. He hit his jumper and then missed his next four shots. He finished with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting — 2 of 4 from 3-point range — and the 11th-ranked Bruins fell to Georgetown in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic.
    Otto Porter Jr., a sophomore returning after misssing most of the fiirst games after being hit in the head in the season opener, was loud on the stat sheet — 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and three steals — and quuiet about Muhammad.
    No. 10 Arizona 94,Long Beach State 72
    At Tucson, Ariz., freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start, Kevin Parrom hit all five of his 3-pointers for 15 points and No. 10 Arizona ran over Long Beach State.
    Arizona (3-0) quickly turned what was supposed to be its toughest challenge of the early season into a rout, racing out to a 22-point lead in the first half.
    The Wildcats shot 53 percent while making 9 of 19 from 3-point range and 25 of 35 free throws.
    Ashley led the way, hitting all six of his shots from the field and 8 of 9 free throws. Solomon Hill made all 11 of his free throws to add 15 points for Arizona, which gets nine days off before its next game.
    James Ennis had 17 points and Peter Pappageorge added 16 for Long Beach State (1-3).
    The 49ers made 14 3-pointers in the game, but had 17 turnovers and no chance of stopping Arizona defensively.
    No. 12 Kansas 78,Washington State 41
    At Kansas City, Mo., Travis Releford showed some newfound aggressiveness in scoring 17 points Monday night, and No. 12 Kansas roared past Washington State in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
    Perry Ellis added 12 points and Ben McLemore had 10 for the Jayhawks (3-1), who built a double-digit lead in the opening minutes and never looked back. They'll play Saint Louis, a 70-49 winner over Texas A&M, in tonight's championship game.
    Brock Motum had 14 points for the Cougars (2-2), but he didn't get a whole lot of help.
    Washington State shot just 29.1 percent from the field, went 4 of 22 from beyond the 3-point line and committed 14 turnovers.
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